This report from the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program describes the main points of interest regarding the operation of the Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) and the inclusion of international human rights law in its decisions, with special emphasis on its impact on freedom of expression in Latin America.
On September 9, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a virtual event “20 Years of the Democratic Charter in the Americas”. The panel discussed the current state of the Democratic Charter 20 years after its signature.
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, participó en una entrevista con Portafolio en la que se habló sobre los efectos negativos del 11 de septiembre de 2001 en América Latina, particularmente en términos de política, economía y turismo.
On August 26, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Corporate Program hosted “ESG Investment Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean,” an online event. Three speakers led the discussion: Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO of GEC Risk Advisory; María José Cortés, the head of ESG at Atlas Renewable Energy; and Ben Ho, vice president of BlackRock Sustainable Investments. Devry Boughner Vorwerk, the CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies and a former corporate vice president at Cargill and Grubhub, moderated the event.
Manuel Orozco, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, joined CNN for an interview to discuss the ongoing migration phenomenon occurring in Mexico’s southern border. The interview touched upon some of the causes of migration, the countries where large numbers of migrants are coming from, and why this issue needs to be urgently dealt with.
Se cumple el 20º aniversario de la publicación de la Carta Democrática que proclamaba el fortalecimiento y la defensa de los principios básicos de la democracia en el continente. Su eficacia como mecanismo colectivo de defensa de la democracia debe ser medida teniendo en cuenta la realidad de nuestros países.
Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by The Washington Diplomat on the current state of Latin American. The conversation examined the continuing migration on the US border with Mexico, the widespread regional discontent during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lack of integration among Latin American countries as they continue fighting the effects of the pandemic.
On June 28, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Deepening Cooperation on Health Policy in the Americas.” The panel discussed a new report published by the Inter-American Health Task Force, which analyzed the response to Covid-19 in the Western Hemisphere and identified recommendations to improve cooperation and coordination in health policies across the Americas.
The Education Program at the Dialogue and the World Bank hosted a webinar to present the new educational technology strategy, Reimagining Human Connections – Technology and Innovation in Education at the World Bank, as well as showcase the experiences of Brazil, Colombia, Panama, and Uruguay.
On June 17, the Education Program at the Dialogue with the support of the Tinker Foundation hosted the third event of a series which sought to highlight the experiences of Latin America’s teachers during the pandemic and present alternatives to measure the emotional state and wellbeing of teachers.
Sarah Stanton, Micaela Finoli, Gladys Gerbaud Navarro